NOTIS is a non-profit organization, and a regional chapter of the American Translators Association covering the northwest corner of the United States: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. We welcome you to explore our objectives, events calendar, committees/divisions, member directory, bylaws, and board of directors pages to learn more about our activities, members, and goals.


  • To promote the recognition and advancement of the professions of translation and interpretation; 
  • to promote high standards, and to protect and safeguard the rights and interests of professional translators and interpreters;
  • to provide information which will assist newcomers to the profession and enhance the abilities of established practitioners; 
  • to assist members in marketing their services (though NOTIS does not serve as a referral service);
  • to inform the general public, clients and persons in allied fields about NOTIS and about translation and interpretation, raising awareness and respect for the value of the professions;
  • and to seek to influence public policy as it applies to the professions of translation and interpretation.

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